Tim Berners-Lee with an update on open data

Posted to Data Sharing  |  Nathan Yau

If people put data on the Web – government data, scientific data, community data – whatever it is, it will be used by other people to do wonderful things in ways they never could have imagined.

— Tim Berners-Lee, TED, February 2010

Tim Berners-Lee, credited with inventing the World Wide Web, comes back to TED a year after his call for open, structured data with a quick update. Spoiler alert: things are looking good – and they’re only going to get a lot better. But you already knew that, right?

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